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Yuri Averbakh vs Boris Spassky
USSR Championship (1956), Leningrad URS , rd 1, Jan-11
English Opening: Anglo-Indian Defense. King's Knight Variation (A15)  ·  0-1



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Dec-01-07  Pictura: This is an extraordinary game! I recommend that before you play through it, try "Guess the Move" as I have done ...
May-25-11  Marmot PFL: Got most of the moves, but missed a few too :) For a while I thought Spassky was crazy, letting the f-file open when white had the long diagonal and N coming to e6.
Jul-23-19  King.Arthur.Brazil: After 42.♔f1 ♕xf2+ 43. ♕xf2 ♖xf2+ 44. ♔xf2 ♔xg7... hopeless ending.
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  Jonathan Sarfati: White should not have taken the ♗ on h2. 38.♔h1 or ♔g2 are about +5, because Black's ♕ and ♗ are under attack and White threatens mate starting with 39.♕f7+.
Feb-14-22  gary11201: Why not force a trade of queens with 41. Qe8+? Because White is lost anyway?
Feb-15-22  Granny O Doul: Sure looks an awful lot tougher, 41. Qe8+. Maybe White banged out one more move post-time control, just to be safe.
Jul-12-22  Agferna: This time the Great Spassky got away with one. Not taking the Bh2, say 38. Kg2 and Black is in trouble. In any event, after the 38. Kxh2 error Spassky‚Äôs finish is impecable.

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